Seen & Heard: Plywood Down at Summer Day Café

••• When I said that Tribeca’s Finest Marketplace is opening at Canal and Thompson, I seem to have gotten the name wrong.

••• The plywood is coming down from around A Summer Day Café, in the old Super Linda space. The atrium is quite bright and pretty now. (I got a sneak peek last week.)

••• A status report on the Japanese restaurant opening at 20 Warren…. They’re doing a lot of work before 7 a.m., which isn’t kosher.

••• The Seaport District announced a few things; the first two open June 15.

Located on the north side of Pier 17, the Heineken Riverdeck will feature spectacular views of the Brooklyn and the Manhattan Bridges, as well as seasonal food and handcrafted specialty drinks by Pier 17 Mixologist Mark Murphy, a veteran bartender of Starr Restaurants and Saxon + Parole, most recently recognized for his cocktails and curation of the extensive agave spirits collection at El Vez.

The Market Hall, [a pop-up] located on the north side of Pier 17, will feature handcrafted fun specialty cocktails and all day grab-and-go dining. Executive Chef David Kornell will oversee the culinary experience for the Market Hall, Heineken Riverdeck as well as the Rooftop event concessions and catering operations and the soon to be announced Pier 17 Rooftop restaurant. Chef David recently served as Head Chef for Blue Ribbon Restaurants for seven years.

The Seaport District will hold a Color Block Party on Saturday, June 30 in partnership with acclaimed artist Geronimo [Jihan Zencirli], who will unveil a new, site-specific work overlooking the East River, based on her trademark massive-scale, colorful sculptures made of recycled, air-inflated balloons.

••• Mini Field Trip: I don’t think it’s for everyone, but I really enjoyed a walk through Hudson Yards—it’s a rare chance to see a neighborhood-in-progress, and I suspect it’ll only get less interesting as it gets completed. I went up on the High Line at 30th and Tenth to check out the Shed and Thomas Heatherwick’s “Vessel” (i.e., the big stairway to nowhere), and then went right back down to 30th, over to Eleventh Ave., and north to the Hudson Yards Park area (around 34th St.). I forgot that José Andrés and the Adriá brothers are opening a Spanish food hall in the area, and I was pleased to learn that there’s a restroom in the park (because the neighborhood isn’t exactly full of Starbuckses yet and the last leg of the High Line doesn’t have any facilities).



  1. Who cares if construction before 7 am is kosher or not?

  2. Wonder if Abramcyk will put a bouncer outside like he did with SuperLinda.